Category Archives: Homeschooling

10 Steps to Determine the Reading Level of Your Child *Guest Post*

10 Steps to Determine the Reading Level of Your Child *Guest Post*
10 Steps to Determine the Reading Level of Your Child *Guest Post*

The average American reads 12 books a year. That’s one book per month. However, not everyone is able to determine the appropriate reading level of their child, so a lot may not be reading what they should at their level.

It is also very vital that you understand the essence of determining your child’s reading level before introducing them to any complex reading materials. Yes, it feels good to see your child’s nose in a book, but it will always be best to let them enjoy what they can while learning.

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Skrif Oefeninge 1

Skrif Oefeninge 1
Skrif Oefeninge 1

Uiteindelik kom ek uit by my Skrif Oefeninge reeks! Hierdie oefeninge is baie goed vir fyn motoriese funksies… herhinner kleintjies om van links tot regs te skryf en maak seker die greep is reg. Kleiner kindertjies kan dikker kryte gebruik en later oorbeweeg na driehoekies en driehoek potlode. Onthou hierdie blad is afhanklik van “shares” en moet asb nooit afgelaaide bladsye deel as daar nie ‘n skakel na hierdie blad toe is nie. Byvoorbaat dankie en geniet!

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Begin Klanke 1

Begin Klanke 1
Begin Klanke 1

Ek het ‘n paar nuwe drukbare werkskaarte. Daar kom ook nog ‘n Middel Klank en twee Eindklank werkskaarte. Laat weet maar gerus as daar iets kort, ek het hulle so ‘n bietjie met ‘n Covid-brein gedoen. Ek is ook nie seker oor die spelling van Begin Klanke, Middel Klanke en Eindklanke nie. Soos ek verstaan kan dit met of sonder ‘n koppelteken wees, maar Eindklanke bly een woord? Help gerus in die “Comments” seksie!

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Alfabet Blokkiesraaisel verniet!

Alfabet Blokkiesraaisel verniet!
Alfabet Blokkiesraaisel verniet!

Ek geniet blokkiesraaisels met die tweeling so baie! Hier is een vir julle om te geniet. Moenie vergeet om die link te deel op sosiale media as jy afgelaai het nie… geen downloads mag gedeel word nie, net links asb en dankie!

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Lazy 8 Dry Erase Printables for Crossing the Midline Exercises

Lazy 8 Dry Erase Printables for Crossing the Midline Exercises
Lazy 8 Dry Erase Printables for Crossing the Midline Exercises

Crossing the midline exercises improves integration of the two hemispheres of your brain and therefore it is important for preschoolers to practice it often. It also activates their eyes making them ready for other school work and helps with actions like writing and cutting. Here are some easy dry erase printables for crossing the midline activities. Just print and laminate.

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The Benefits of Chess for Kids’ Development *Guest Post*

The Benefits of Chess for Kids’ Development *Guest Post*
The Benefits of Chess for Kids’ Development *Guest Post*

So I’ve been seeing posts of a friend of mine of his 6 year old son kicking but at chess tournaments and I was totally surprised… 6 year olds can play chess? I started showing my 6 year old twins a move or two and quickly realised that they could do much more than we think. George Harrolds of Kaoori Chess sets is going to tell us more about the benefits of chess for kids’ development.


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W- Werkboekie Voorbeeld Verniet !!

W- Werkboekie Voorbeeld Verniet !!
W- Werkboekie Voorbeeld Verniet !!

Uiteindelik soos belowe, die begin van my nuwe Werkboekies reeks! Hierdie is die eerste een, so laat weet gerus as daar ‘n foutjie opduik, hierdie is nog die toets fase. Die idee is om ‘n werkboekie vir elke letter van die Alfabet te maak en dan daarna om nog meer voorbeelde vir elke letter te doen met verskillende aktiwiteite.

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Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Improve Focus *Guestpost*

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Improve Focus *Guestpost*
Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Improve Focus *Guestpost*

In this digital era, it is easy and affordable to purchase the latest gadgets and gain access to technology. One often finds children riveted to tablets, smartphones or a computer screen, engrossed in playing games, or their attention is glued to the television set. Studies have shown that the usage of gadgets can cause children to have a limited attention span. Such habits lead children towards a sedentary lifestyle from a young age. This can cause multiple health issues, both physical and mental. It also affects children’s reasoning power, the capability of thinking logically and hampers their creative mind. Initiating children into a sports activity or helping them inculcate a hobby or enrolling them in a creative / performing arts class can serve as a great motivation for kids to break the monotony of their usual routine and spend some time doing something fun and creative.

Here are my top five ways to help your child to improve their focus.

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Flash Cards and Poster Free!!

Flash Cards and Poster Free!!
Flash Cards and Poster Free!!

This one is A3 size but you can set your printer for A4 if you wish to print smaller size. I highly recommend that you take the high res file (10MB) to a printer and print out 2 copies of the A3 and laminate both. The one is for the wall as a poster and the other can be cut in the middle of the green lines to make flashcards.

The smaller file (250kb) can be printed A4 without quality loss but might be too small for a poster and way too small for flashcards. The low res A3 might be a little less on quality but still ok if it doesn’t bother you.  Read the rest of this entry

Play Doh Mats Printed Version Now Available (Afr/Eng)

Play Doh Mats Printed Version Now Available (Afr/Eng)
Play Doh Mats Printed Version Now Available (Afr/Eng)

Finally as promised, you can now have the Play Doh mats in English or Afrikaans delivered to your nearest Pep (South Africa only). As a bonus, the Flash cards and Poster is also included.

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iPad Sketch Tutorial

iPad Sketch Tutorial
iPad Sketch Tutorial

This one is a great project for the homeschoolers and also great fun for all kids and young-at-heart adults who love drawing cartoons or anything for that matter!  Sketching is one of the things I love to do in my free time and now with one of the wonderful Apps Apple brought us, called β€œPaper by 53”,  it has become so much easier and quicker to create a work of art on the fly. All your palettes, pencils and erasers are right there in one place so it doesn’t take so much time to set up and pack away a whole art set.

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Alphabet Printable Z for Zulu FREE!

Alphabet Printable Z for Zulu FREE!
Alphabet Printable Z for Zulu FREE!

Finally we have come to an end of this range… do look out for the complete alphabet Flashcards and A3 poster coming up next! I hope you had fun with these, if so, please SHARE SHARE SHARE!!! TIA xxx

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Alphabet Printable X for Xylophone and X-ray FREE!

Alphabet Printable X for Xylophone and X-ray FREE!
Alphabet Printable X for Xylophone and X-ray FREE!

There’s two ways of pronouncing X so I thought I’d make two different ones as I know people have different opinions on which one to use so I give you xylophone and x-ray. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

Alphabet Printable V for Volcano FREE!

Alphabet Printable V for Volcano FREE!
Alphabet Printable V for Volcano FREE!

I only just noticed that a Volcano is an upside down V… or an upside A… a pity it’s not called Alcono! Oh well since it’s called Volcano, you can help kids remember the V by telling them the upside-down thing.

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